Tow Professional

VOL4 ISS5 2015

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14 TOW PROFESSIONAL | Volume 4 • Issue 5 | www.towprofessional.com I N D U S T RY NEWS T O W I N G & R E C O V E R Y T O W I N G & R E C O V E R Y T he International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum is proud to announce that T rip Advisor, has awarded the museum with a prestigious award that can only be earned through consistently great reviews of the business, published on the world's largest travel site. The museum is listed as #37 out of 174 atffactions, on the "Things to do in Chattanooga" list. At this time, there ate 75 reviews, which helped us receive this prestigious award! For more information or to plan a visit to The International Towing Museum, visit www.towingmuseum. com May and June has been a very sad and busy month for TRAO. Interstate Towing of Macedonia, Ohio lost one of their drivers on the job. 56 year old Michael Kennedy known as "Turnpike Mike" was hit by a semi on May 8th while assisting a disabled vehicle on the Ohio Turnpike. Mike DID have on all his lights on the truck as well as ALL his required REFLEC- TIVE WEAR. The semi driver said he was aware of the Slow Down, Move Over Law but said because of traffic he could not get over. More than 200 Towers from around the State of Ohio showed their support for Mike and his family by joining in the funeral procession. On May 28, Mesaros's Towing of Youngstown, lost one of its own. David Mesaros passed away due to ongoing health issues. Towers drove their Tow Trucks to the funeral and joined in the procession to show their respects for a fellow tower. On June 4th, 48 year old Alfred Bliss, employed by Crump's Towing in Boardman, was apparently working under a vehicle at his place of employment. The vehicles weight shifted and fell on Mr. Bliss. Again, fellow towers showed their respect for yet another fallen tower and his family, by joining in a Tow Truck procession. TRAO continues to work on the legislative issues at hand and has a petition for the Move Over, Slow Down -It's the Law logo to be on a License Plate. If you have an Ohio Drivers License and have not yet signed this petition please contact the TRAO office at 513-791-3555. TRAO held an informational seminar June 8th in Columbus, where Towing Solutions & Consulting presented information on how to stay in compliance with the new laws regarding the tow- ing industry and filing for affidavits. TRAO is hosting another FREE Seminar by Towing Solutions & Consulting to its members. The date will be August 20th at the Comfort Inn 5425 Clarkins Rd in Austintown, Ohio . The seminar will begin at 10AM. For registra- tion please contact rhonda@trao.org . Just a reminder… if you HAVEN'T yet marked your calendar for the Midwest Tow Show… You need to! This is one of the best tow shows you will attend. It has gotten the name "A Family Affair" because it is just that, a family affair. Plan on attending and bring the entire family September 24-27th at Great Wolf Lodge in Mason Ohio. Towing & Recovery Association of Ohio Certificate of Excellence Awarded

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